Changing the Australian National Anthem to “Untouched” by the Veronicas

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The Australian National anthem was written and composed by Scottish-born Peter Dodds McCormick. This song replaced “God Save the Queen” as Australia’s official national anthem named “Advanced Australia Fair”. It was first performed in New South Wales in Sydney on 30 November 1878, sung by Andrew Fairfax and composed by McCormick.

As this song was written so long ago, a lot of the lyrics either don’t make sense in the context of them being sung or are outdated, such as the words “toil” and “girt” that are both no longer in use. This anthem has very little rhythm and is only to be sung respectfully. This form of singing is incredibly outdated and doesn’t represent Australia’s rave-like culture. I have proposed a much greater song that represents Australia in a better way, that everyone likes and is inclusive to all Australians, as well as making other countries jealous of our incredible national anthem.

This song is “Untouched” by the Veronicas. recorded in 2006 and written by Toby Gad, Jessica Origliasso and Lisa Origliasso, is a perfect song to represent all of Australia and is what everyone will call a “bop”. Studies conducted by me have concluded that 100% of Australians like this song. It reached number 17 on the billboard hot 100, even having this song being compared to the works of Pink and Avril Lavigne. Not only does it represent Australia’s hard partying style, it was written by 2 people who were born in Australia, automatically making it a much more fitting anthem.

Edit - Yes there is an actual issue of the National anthem not representing our First Nations people. While I am not Indigenous myself and I personally don’t feel like it’s my place to speak on behalf of the Indigenous community, I do encourage people to do their own research as well as listen to Indigenous creators as it is their voice that needs to be amplified.